• Title: A Little Bit of Everything Lost
  • Author: Stephanie Elliot
  • ISBN: 9781499371321
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Little Bit of Everything Lost At Marnie plunged into first love with Joe a guy who was completely wrong for her Their romance was fast and exhilarating and like nothing Marnie had ever experienced or understood Just as quickl
    At 19, Marnie plunged into first love with Joe, a guy who was completely wrong for her Their romance was fast and exhilarating and like nothing Marnie had ever experienced or understood Just as quickly as it began, it was over, with no explanation He left her with unanswered questions and unexpected feelings of loss and regret, and a quiet grief she would carry with herAt 19, Marnie plunged into first love with Joe, a guy who was completely wrong for her Their romance was fast and exhilarating and like nothing Marnie had ever experienced or understood Just as quickly as it began, it was over, with no explanation He left her with unanswered questions and unexpected feelings of loss and regret, and a quiet grief she would carry with her for the next fifteen years.When Joe returns, Marnie is a 34 year old wife and mother to two rambunctious little boys, who is slowly healing from a devastating loss All the emotions she suppressed from the past fifteen years surge to the surface, threatening to ruin her marriage and destroy her family She ll need to confront the one person who hurt her the most to realize that love and loss sometimes go hand in hand and that you have to live with some of your toughest choices for the rest of your life.A Little Bit of Everything Lost is part coming of age part love story It s a story about a woman desperate to make peace with the past It s for all women who have ever experienced the magnitude of first love, whether it was a lasting bond or a fleeting moment Because first love while it might not have been the best love is a love none of us ever forgets.

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    1.  .Where past and present combine, and when you don't realize everything you've ever wanted is right there in front of you. A gem of a read which I truly warmed to. I loved it and, I'll also never look at lemons in the same way again ;)**ARC, kindly provided by NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Many Thanks.**

    2. I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down. A Little Bit of Everything Lost is a story of Marnie's first love at age 19 and the loss of that love. It switches back and forth between Marnie at 19 when she first met Joe and Marnie 15 years later married to Stuart with two boys. This book deals with some very difficult topics. Some of it maybe uncomfortable for some readers depending on their personal experiences and beliefs. I thought it was very well done. Stephanie Elliot is a fine wri [...]

    3. Find this review and much more at Read, Run, Ramble I first need to say that I am SO glad I decided to grab this novel when it came out! This is the first of Elliot’s works that I’ve read, but I’ll be reading the others now – I’m a fan.Jumping between Marnie’s, the main character, summer love and her current day life, Elliot tells the story of a fierce first love and whirlwind summer romance. One that sets things in motion for Marnie that affect her all the way into adulthood. When [...]

    4. Reviewer: AngieRating: 5 Stars**Copy received from author in exchange for an I finished this book at 2AM because I just couldn't put it down. It's taken me a few hours to get over the book hangover so I could write this without sobbing. Marnie's story was exciting, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking. Be ready for a roller coaster of emotions with this story.It takes place in two time periods, alternating each chapter, but somehow the two times in her life, 15 years apart, are conn [...]

    5. This book had me hooked from beginning to end. Marnie is a 19 year old freshman in college, home for the summer, when she meets and falls in love with Joe in a whirlwind summer romance. The relationship abruptly ends with no explanation and fast forward 15 years.Marnie is married with two sons and a "good life". The author weaves the past and present together gradually revealing the full scope of the past and how it effects the present. The thing I found most wonderful about reading this book wa [...]

    6. 3.5 starsThank you to NetGalley and Patchwork Press Cooperative for this free copy. In exchange for a copy I am giving an honest review. Stories about first loves get me. Is it universally true that first loves always end poorly or abruptly with little to no closure? Ugh! That's my baggage rearing its head, let me put that back away. Okay back to the book. :) Marnie and Joe meet the summer she is 19. It was a chance meeting that turned into a very intimate, steamy summer relationship. At the end [...]

    7. Have you ever had a messed up relationship that you could never forget despite all of the bad things? A Little Bit of Everything Lost reminded me of such a thing, and I found it relatable. Although mine was not as bad as Marnie's, I think that I can see where she is coming from.I must say that I was easily hooked by this book. I actually tried a Sample first before committing to reading it. But after the first few chapters, I just couldn't stop. Was this book perfect? No, not at all. But it has [...]

    8. I have read everything that Stephanie has published, The Cell Phone Lot, What She Left Us, and now A Little Bit of Everything Lost. I thoroughly enjoyed her previous books and they were a nice preview of the potential of what was to come. And I just have to say that she just keeps getting better and better!A Little Bit of Everything Lost takes us on an emotional, sometimes heart-wrenching journey as we go back and forth between the teen years and the adult lives of best friends, Marnie and Colle [...]

    9. This novel was wonderful. It was real, honest, and full of emotions. It was unputdownable. I was sucked into the story immediately.The writing is very well-done. I felt everything that Marnie felt. I could see the story happening in front of me. I felt like I knew the characters.The story is told two different time periods. We see Marnie and Joe fall in love and we see how her life is now. This is a realistic story.Marnie had flaws, she was no where near perfect. She was real. I loved that about [...]

    10. Favorite Quotes:"He had been her coming-of-age story. He was her history. More than just her history. He was her blueprint that created her future. He was the one guy that every girl remembers from her past. He was the one, and even though he tore through her live like a tornado and left an aftermath of sadness and grief, she could not forget him.”“And even if there was a woman completely happy, isn’t there always a spark of curiosity that makes her wonder of the ‘what could have been? [...]

    11. A Little Bit Of Everything Lost:Marnie has found herself living in the past lately. Reliving her first love, her first loss and most of all the first time she had to make a choice that would change her life forever. Joe was her everything her freshman year of college losing him and not knowing why has always eaten away at her. Her recent loss of a child has brought all of those old feelings and insecurities up and she wants nothing more than to find Joe and talk to him about everything to finall [...]

    12. I was so excited to read another Stephanie Elliot novel and this one did not disappoint! I truly could not put it down. The author did an wonderful job weaving the past and present of the main character's life, juxtaposing her young adult challenges with her adult circumstances. In her youth and adulthood Marnie was genuine and relatable. You come away from the novel feeling like you read an autobiography/diary and Marnie has become a friend, odd as that sounds! You get a raw insight to both a y [...]

    13. Review also posted on .This is that book! The one that puts you in the shoes of the main character and makes you feel what she felt. It brings back memories of teenage days and makes you question yourself and your reactions to different situations. You will question how content you are in your current life. You will question the way you’d react if the “one who got away” came back into your life. You will question times when you had the opportunity to be brave, to say something important to [...]

    14. Have you ever wondered "what if"? Did you ever have that one summer when all was wonderful and you thought you had met the love of your life? Or did you ever wonder of the grass was greener on the other side? Well if you answered yes to these questions then you will want to read this book.Marnie is a women who is going through a rough patch in her life. She has the perfect husband Stuart who is a great provider for their family. She has two little boys who she loves dearly. But sometimes that is [...]

    15. This is one of those books that takes you right in and places you in the mind of the character. We get to see everything she is thinking and feeling and all of the things she is holding onto inside that are eating away at her slowly. Marnie tries to put on a happy face and be that mom and wife that she knows she needs to be, but deep down she is broken from things in her past and things she wishes for her future that she can't have. It is an incredibly emotional journey to read this story and I [...]

    16. Buckle your seatbelts for some RACY sex scenes scattered throughout this novel of first loves, devastating losses, and the healing process. In 2004, Marnie is facing a series of personal struggles that echo losses she experienced back in college, causing her to realize just how much emotional baggage she's been carrying around for the last 15 years. Through flashback storytelling, readers learn of her summer with a boy she met at a party- a summer filled with passion like she had never experienc [...]

    17. Marnie and Jo got together when she was 19. He wasn’t the right man for her but their time together was a thrilling first love. He left with no explanation and she’s wondered about it for a long time.She’s married now with two young sons and has just lost a baby. The grief from the lost love is threatening to stop her healing after her recent loss.The story weaves the past with present events revealing things that explain how their present lives have been shaped by past events. When she me [...]

    18. I absolutely loved this book! I'm not very good at writing long, detailed reviews but I loved this book so much that I had to write a review. I was gripped from page one and I could not put this book (well, my kindle) down. I haven't read Stephanie's previous books but I plan on reading them all as soon as possible. The writing was beautiful and the plot was unique and very entertaining and moving. I loved the ending too. It was completely perfect! I just wish I hadn't read it so quickly because [...]

    19. This is a really beautiful written story which I thoroughly enjoyed. This is Marnie and Joes story. We read about their story when as a teenager and then in their thirties. Marnies married with two kids when her first love Joe comes back into her life. This book came across as a real story with relatable characters. The author did a great job of portraying to us what these characters thought and felt. Great read that I'd definitely recommend.

    20. This book was a great read. Reading this book will take you back to your first love. The one love you just can't seem to forget. This is what Marnie has tried to do was forget her first love Joe. They met one summer and were inseparable. Fast forward 15 years and Marnie is married and a mother. She starts feeling a bit depressed and then finds out that Joe is back in town. Longing for closure she seeks out Joe. The ending turned out a lot better than I thought.a tryly sweet read.

    21. This book is a compassionate and believable look at first love, married love, and parental love. Marnie's despair, regret, guilt, grief and frustration were so vividly described, at times, I felt as though I was reading her diary. A realistic look at how past decisions can haunt someone for years.

    22. This is one of those books that makes you reflect your own "what might have been" story. Enjoyed it. Glad it ended like it did.

    23. Sultry and soulful---I really enjoyed this book! She did a beautiful job of reminding us what that first passionate love feels like.

    24. Review originally posted at Crawling Over The Pages“He had been her coming-of-age story. He was her history. More than just her history. He was the blueprint that created her future. He was the one guy that every girl remembers from the past. He was the one, and even though he tore through her life like a tornado and left an aftermath of sadness and grief, she could not forget him. ”For the lack of better word, I’ll just say that I love this book. It’s one of those books that’ll make y [...]

    25. I finished this book at 2AM because I just couldn't put it down. It's taken me a few hours to get over the book hangover so I could write this without sobbing. Marnie's story was exciting, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking. Be ready for a roller coaster of emotions with this story.It takes place in two time periods, alternating each chapter, but somehow the two times in her life, 15 years apart, are connected by one incident. The first is when she is 19 and home from college. She [...]

    26. Although well written, I didn’t enjoy this book. I’m still trying to work out why.First of all, even though it was necessary to tell the story, I found the going back and forth in time annoying. I think I would have preferred a book in two parts. However, I was pleased it was clearly labelled each time there was a time shift so I knew when events were happening. I think that would have been a difficult thing for Stephanie Elliot to do. She had to make sure that all the pieces of the jigsaw c [...]

    27. This book was such an emotional read for me. I could see a lot of myself in this book and that is an amazing thing. We all think about what could have been and where we are now in our lives. Marnie reminded me so much of myself, and I thank you for writing such a great book Stephanie Elliot. I found myself constantly having to close my kindle and close my eyes and clear my head.I'm typically not a fan of flashback books, but the way this one was done was just wonderful and you really needed that [...]

    28. After reading Ms. Elliot's novella, "The Cell Phone Lot," I had to read her novel. This book is deeply emotional and the characters are all well-developed and multi-faceted. Switching scenes between past and present, the reader goes along the emotional roller coaster journey of the main character's life, loves and tragedies. Even though every character in this book was likable to me, I was still caught up in the intense emotions that each brings to the story. Ms. Elliot's writing is superb and s [...]

    29. I really loved this book. was very well written, realistic, funny, sad and so forth! I will be reading the authors other books now, too! The author explored really difficult subjects in a sensitive but real way that many of us, regardless of our personal experiences could relate to. I loved the build up, though I got frustrated with Marnie taking Joe back the second time. The ending was perfect and showed the growth of Marnie as opposed to an unrealistic ending.

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